THE ADVANCE, February 22,1900
--The Wife of His Youth, Mr. Charles W. Chestnutt tells a sad story of the condition attending the colored people. The same note of sadness is struck in the other tales that compose the little volume which receives its title from the first story. Mr. Chestnutt is a colored man himself, living in Cleveland. This, and his other books, are among the most interpretative volume’s recently issued regarding his race. As stories, the tales are of slight worth, but as suggestive interpretations of the character and condition of the colored people each page has peculiar value. (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., $1.50.)
Rev. of The Wife of His Youth in "Literature," The Advance 39 (22 Feb 1900): 272.